In our global community, the need for cross-cultural dialogue and exchange has never been more apparent, and a decade after the UN's Global Development Compact, it is once again time to examine and build global ties amongst the world's future leaders. Football, the world's global game, is capable as a passion, an experience and a language to transcend socio-cultural boundaries and act as a shared medium through which to achieve dialogue and understanding.
- Jürgen Klinsmann, former German international player and manager.
Through our projects, we aim to engage with students and communities from across the globe, using football as a medium for cultural understanding, whilst also putting education back at the top of the agenda, and emphasising the plurality of the issues currently facing the global community.
- Jerome Champagne, adviser to the Palestinian FA
Football Beyond Borders has come a long way. Having seen successful tours around the world, including Turkey, Syria and Lebanon in 2009, West Africa in 2010, and Egypt, Palestine and Jordan in 2011, the group has been able to engage with some of the globe's most significant issues. We endeavour to complete at least one major international project a year - over the past three years, this has taken place primarily through the SOAS end of the year football tour.